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've got. your solid as a budget rock and you give it all you got. and a thank you, mr. paul son-in-law. anyone else want to commit? seeing none public commit t is closed. can we move the budget >> yes i'll move the budget. >> we can move without objection and now move the other items. >> item number 5 resolution approving the second amendment between the transportation agency and the powers for the center pursuant to charter section not to exceed to 5 hundred 3 hundred and 77 there's for the period of july 2009 through december 31, 2017. >> we have mr. kim. >> thank you i'm henry kim i'm here behavior of the board to execute this transit pursuant to charter section 118. this intuitive was authorized by an enter governmental services and overhead inspection and engineering services and traffic services for the terminal transit project. the second amendment is related to project management construction management and engineering. this amendment was authorized by mta board by a resolution 13 - 118 and also at amendment on february 13th and this amendment is consistent with the previo
disciplinary matters are confidential because of a california supreme court ruling in other employment law related matters, the numbers that this commission used to face the docket was at the time 77, 87 officers with charges pending. i am pleased to state for the record today i think we're less than 10. and that's a credit to the commissioners who do this on their own personal time along with the chief, the members of the police officers association, the office of complaints, their mediationses, their attorneys, people are working really hard to get these cases resolved to assure that we have our best officers back on the street and the officers that need discipline have been disciplined. so, is there any comments from the commission? is there any public comment regarding this? hearing none, public comment is now closed. [gavel] >> do i have a motion? >> i move. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> that matter passed. please call line item number 2. >> item 2, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agen
ammiano that essentially would make it the law in california that law enforcement could not use condoms as evidence for prostitution. the core of hiv prevention throughout this country has been the fact that condoms are very he critical to preventing hiv and other diseases. it is truly the most effective means by which to prevent transmission of this virus. unfortunately, in direct contradiction to that urgent public health message, we have in some parts of this country and some parts of this state law enforcement that actually use the possession of condoms by a person who is expected or expected of prostitution as evidence that that person indeed engaged in prostitution. and as a result of that, as a result, that law enforcement points to the existence or the use of a condom as evidence for prostitution, many individuals, many sex workers and those who fear being profiled as second workers no longer carry condoms with them, which is something that actually not only creates a public health hazard in terms of their health, but the health of the public as a whole. that really creates mult
not understood] studio design. the law offices of [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood] radio, studio 17 artists and the teaching writer. this is a great event, colleagues. i just would recommend coming down. [speaker not understood] a portion of t. if you have a poem to read, it will be a great way to share with the community. and that's just what i have today. i have a poem in a can that i want to share in honor of poems in the dome event. as you know, our poet laureate suggested that we actually have poetry here in the board chamber. i tried to work on that theme with a haiku for question time with the mayor, but now this is my term to actually open the can [speaker not understood] to read a poem. this is actually -- this can comes from frank and art mart which is actually an inner richmond institution. the practice conceptual themed art and i just love this idea. i want to promote spam. this poem is called numb and it's by jonathan greenal. the people stood quiet [speaker not understood], forging ideas, subjective. they needed worthless. they questioned the points, method
and the city can inspect before he can give us estimate. this any work in the state law, you have to have state certify anything regarding lead paint. we have the right to ask them to comply with that law. i have maintained my position. you can see the letter i spelled out in september. i would grant the permission for your worker to enter the property only workers that is properly certified and liability insurance. this is my legal right to have that information. he has refused. instead he spent the time and effort to provide those things. he has provide nothing. and now he is not -- you have to be personally certified to do the work. we just ask who is the person to do this work has certification. i have not received a single document. all the time is attacked me personally. he's filed a lawsuit in the court and acquired title. the court already ruled. they don't have an easement. he's responsible for preventing the project from moving forward. we already said we give you a document that is now filed again and again. you have to have a property certified and give us that information. you are
and preschools and play grounds are fine but where are these families going to live. here is my daughter and son-in-law as examples. their friends and co-workers have faced the same. he is a teacher and she (inaudible) bought a little one bedroom condo south of market, now three years later, with a toddler and an infant, they have to move but where, they are lucky p our flat is empty and they can live there until they save enough to buy a place, but so many of their friends and others have moved into east bay. and gathering today, we are about to vote on rules that will make condo conversion tic to condo practically impossible ex-saser baits a situation. this situation, this city was created in i situation with all of the eviction controls where the land lords of yesteryear have become it of today. please hold up the legislation and open your minds to what you are doing to young families who want to become home owners. it is one of the foundations of our society. home owners make it livable and on improvement communities and have a stake in the neighborhood. i have been to dozens of park and clean up a
health trust why i believe that this law that you passed is very important. it has already had a major impact. the law being considered environmental health trust work with the supervisors with harry lehman who just spoke, distinguished attorney, ellie [speaker not understood]. it should send a message to you this is an important public health measure. last week i testified before the d.c. city council on the same issue. you actually have inspired the world. i have met with mayors in helsinki alone and people are taking up the message that people have a right to know about cell phone safety. you've set a very shining example. jackson hole, wyoming, and poem broke, florida passed a law about the right know about cell phones. but it didn't require posting information at the point of sale. your information is widespread. i am releasing to you today a new study that is just today about the galley written with [speaker not understood] the chief of neurooncology at the university of california san diego as well as some of the world's top epidemiologists and we find in that study something qu
as narrowly as possible. trying to not bump up against the first amendment. but still, wanting to make the law as effective and enforcable as possible. clearly, we were successful at the narrow issue, but, not so much, on the effectiveness, or the enforcebility. so, i applaud the supervisors monitoring the law, and monitoring the facts on the ground. and deciding that you all need to move forward and make an ordinance that does protect any impact on the first amendment and ensures that women have the right to access the abortions which is constitutionally provided right and we have the same objections then for the first amendment objection which often times is at base, a deep opposition to the constitutional right to obtain the services. so, i applaud the supervisors moving forward with this and hope that the whole board will vote for it, thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors, my name is michael and i am a third generation san francisco an and i leave in san francisco yee's decision and so thank you for being here and supporting us. i want to speak today in sup
as there is still a discretionary approval action. so it would be the final discretionary principle of law >> so if you have a park renovation so the two categorical exemption the deadline to appeal would be the final discretionary act? >> so long as it's thirty days. >> that could be within the thirty days? >> it still has to be a discretionary. >> so in san francisco it's still thirty days. >> generally they would still be discretion for the city to act on with sequa. whether you could still implement changes to the project >> so what if another building permit is pulled could that trigger a sequa appeal? >> yes, but if it was a negative declaration the two ordinances your ordinance and supervisor kim's ordinance i think have pretty sure the same wondering and i want to say there's a couple of things in the planning commissions decision that were i thought inaccurate. i'm not sure how that happens but the community was very clear because negative declarations get much more in the public eye there's a process through the planning commission there wasn't a need to go through the process.
and in fact there is law on this particular issue as pointed out in the reply statement. the law never requires impossibilities. that's a code from civil code section 3531. no man is responsible for that which no man can control. that's civil code section 3526. and no one can take advantage of his own wrong or in this case her own wrong, civil code section 3517. this is the law of the state of california. and the department is ignoring it. this board does not have that luxury. >> before we go on to the department rebuttal, i want to focus that we are here to talk about the paint chips that landed on the adjacent property and that's what the violation was about, right? >> no. that's not what it's about. the condition is on dr. engelberg's property and that's the wall. >> that's not what we are hearing? >> if you look at the report, it was reiterated a few moments ago. you look at page 2 of the department's report, the very first paragraph says -- excuse me, inspect or can speak to that. >> the gist of the first paragraph on page 2 is that we are not talking about lead abatement or lead
to respond to these incidents. and the key question for us was what are the laws that are currently in place and how do we enforce those laws to make sure that these workers and these women are protected and that is when we started talking about forcing on enforcement of the bubble ordinance and something that we have tried and did for a while and quite frankly, the bubble ordinance has not worked. it has not given the tools for the city agencies that are involved to protect these women and these workers. and it is at that time that we started thinking about different options after trying that kind of implementation, if you will, for a few months. and we talked about the creation of a white zone ordinance. and and again the goal here was to strike a balance between the protection of people's right to free speech. and the right of women and men and families to access healthcare at these clinics and an ordinance was crafted and interview and passed by this board of supervisor and we tried to enforce that white zone ordinance in conjunction with the bubble ordinance and yet the intimidation and
for law enforcement to enforce this ordinance. i also have that for the record, for public records, submission, some of the pamphlets that are given by the protestors with false information regarding birth control and the effects of abortions. and along with a couple of statements from several patients that have been harassed. and then, finally i have got some pictures and i don't know if i would be able to display them here today. >> slide down. >> sorry, some of these pictures. >> they show the narrowness of the sidewalk as you can see there, you can see if you were coming into our health center you would have to walk, and navigate your way through this and very narrow sidewalk, the intimidation intent of it is very clear and as you can see from this photo, they put the camera there, and you can see a video camera, right there, filming people that are coming into the health center and filming the staff, the staff also is intimidated and one of the woman walked into the health center and woke up a patient and started telling her how that women was adopted and how the adoption is a
cannabis illegal. congress advises against this. the law makers will not pass them. i'm losing faith in our democracy. congress is letting down these laws. we voted for prop 15 and if it passed today it would pass with more votes. this action correlated with the building boom and any capitalism in san francisco. a city that could not have been made great without working class people. there are no winners here in this legislation. now, earlier i heard about hospitals needing more beds because it seems like they are planning on people being more sick and with the medications they give to people. my mother lost her memory due to statin drugs. i grew up reading herb cane and solving chest problems. i know they has changed for the worst. i have been here since i was born. the dispensary has improved my life. the drug laws killed my father. anyway. >> good afternoon, commissioners, my name is angie. i'm 26 plus year resident of the excels district. i'm with the active group which is a volunteer driven community base non-profit organization. we focus on the mission street corridor between silver
paying taxes which are the law by the irs making transactions of a thousand dollars or more remember this applies to taxi drivers or anybody. i could give you some more if you are interested >> thank you. next speaker, please and a (calling names). >> herbert senior citizen at risk. i noticed the last meeting the conduct of the participants were incriminated upon. the question i would like to propose if a bicyclists had their my case lanes removed on the street there would be such outrage you would have to call in the tax squad. the thing about this the parking spaces are being defended by those people and its endsable. the fact is people only shop once a week in contrast to people they could be making a thousand dollars in a purpose and those parking spaces are always in demand and so to remove them is really very destructive. i feel the bicyclists feeling is today hope street tomorrow the world. it will not hamper bicycling at all also in respect to the accident bicyclists have been struck how many of them went against the red light. we have to statistics about that. and one thi
in that they be legible? >> no specific requirement in state law to that effect. >> as a practical matter, i suspect that we generally presume that whoever is putting information on these forms will put it in a legible format, however. the next item on the agenda is discussion and possible action on the selection of random audits of 2012 committees. mr. sinclair, do you want to introduce this matter? >> every year at this time staff determines, based on available resources, how many nonpublic finance political committees in san francisco we have the ability to audit. the number this year is 7. the memo breaks down how many in each of the three categories that we have determined that we will choose, three categories being committees who spent between 10,000 and 50,000. second category, 50,000 to 100,000. the third category, above 100,000. so, out of -- in the first category, out of 36 committees, we will audit three. second committee out of 12 we will audit 1. third category out of 23, we will audit 3 for a total of 7. so, the process we have today is to have three drawings, random drawings which inc
. a protestors sits in a while chair six feet from the front door, it allows her to violate the 8 foot bubble law, she can get within a foot or two of our patients to shot out and harass them and attempt to give them anti-abortion propaganda, in february, a woman entered the health center, woke up a client and harassed her, you know the story, i just want to thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> i am going to read a few more names, paul, applegate, laerry mcneill, and daurety >> good morning supervisors i am lawyer hon and the president of the woman's political committee, we are san francisco largest and most active woman's political organization. and we are dedicated to issues facing women and families here in our city including access to safe medical services and i am here today to represent the thousands of san francisco women that our organization engages with and formally support this proposed buffer zone ordinance, from time-to-time, even our organization finds it necessary to exercise our first amendment right and publicly demonstrate, but as supervisor campos said, this strikes a
and two daughters in law. i would like to extend my heart felt sympathy to becky's family and friends. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor campos asked to be re-referred. >> thank you very much, madam clerk. i just wanted to add to the comments by supervisor mar with respect to carlos ramirez. it is really hard to imagine the mission without carlos around. he truly was a beloved fixture for the arts, for the poetry community in the mission, and, you know, he was a really sweet person. i always enjoyed having conversations with him. he was prone to bursting into song spontaneously and has been translating the poetry of lang aston hughes into song. he will always be remembered for his work as a substitute teacher in our schools where his bright smile, his love of storytelling and, of course, the notorious long white beard earned them the nickname of santa claus. so, carlos ramirez will be missed and our condolances to his family. but thank you, carlos, for your contributions to our community. >> thank you, supervisor campos. mr. president, that concludes roll cal
on transgander and why we're working with the law center, the human rights commission, national center for lesbian rights so we can reform policy within the local criminal justice system in the jails so we're more sensitive and accommodating and effective with the transgender population that we are seeing up tick that is in the county jail system and as sheriff i vow to make sure that we are leading and continue to lead here in the state and beyond in what those policies look like as a result of evictions and this is a whole another story and one that i had many conversations with tommi mecca and others in the audience about by the time they come to the sheriff's department there is a court order process and we have to remain agnostic in this process and execute the order itself. the elected sheriff me and we colleagues across the country have discretion to delay an eviction if there is insufficient information about those potentially being evicted or if they're from a sensitive class meaning elderly or disabled, those suffering from illness and that has to be resolved in the court pr
example. jackson hole, wyoming, and poem broke, florida passed a law about the right know about cell phones. but it didn't require posting information at the point of sale. your information is widespread. i am releasing to you today a new study that is just today about the galley written with [speaker not understood] the chief of neurooncology at the university of california san diego as well as some of the world's top epidemiologists and we find in that study something quite important to the bill that you passed, which is that those who began using cell phones as teen agers have four to eight more times brain cancer by the time 10 years has lapsed. rosemary has seeded her time to me if i may continue. >> you only have two minutes. >>> thank you. the science today is stronger than it was at the time you passed this law. i will read you a quote from the directeder of the international agency for the r on cancer, christopher wild who said, on behalf of the world health organization which decided that cell phone radiation is a, "possible human carcinogen," he made this remark. "giv
. there are more robust ethics laws in los angeles that we have not yet implemented. san diego has a clear rule about when certain individuals need to disclose lobbying activities. thirdly we know that proactive enforcement is key to making reform successful and i'm committed to advocating for resources in this years budget process. i want to thank the city attorney and the staff and advocates for better ethics in good government . as well as for lobbyists and organizations playing by the rules and who believe others should play by the rules as well to quickly summarize the reforms , .that we are introducing their cover various areas first of all in the area of lobbying ,these amendments would expanded definition; it also would tighten broad exceptions that currently allow for most lobbying activities by attorneys and lobbing about city contracts to go unreported. we also have provisions to address reporting requirements for permit expediters and certain developers of significant projects in san francisco. we already currently have laws in the books for permit expediters, but those are narrowl
chimes are ripping here but d s p.s. go we're mandated by law and they're using this for an excuse to lay people off. your technology coordinator lost his job and that might not be legal >> good morning. i'm a student at city college. i want to voice my opinion on the accreditation related to city college. i wanted to give a little bit of my story are city college has given me a second chance out of high school i wasn't prepared to go straight into a four-year but the city college has provided that he with that. i'm on track. and i've bend so much and if we continue to put education, you know, aside, you know, a lot of people, you know, have the are smart and capable, you know, we're going to be i guess not giving them the opportunity to succeed. and some of the city colleges are producing some the leader and many of my peers are going on to higher institutions. so, please keep city college in mind >> good morning, mr. chairman. i'm not going to sing to you but it's a real pleasure to address i today. as it was said it was approved by over 70 percent of san franciscans. i'm talking to
at pier 80. osprey a protected under the federal law called the any congratulated treaty. it's - this law is enforced by the fish and wildlife serve. it protects a lot of birds their eggs and nests as well. for the seagulls we're concerned about the western gulls. in particular regards to bird nests conversations with bird life staff their guidance documents and also federal and state management plans consistently indicate that nests in the process have been constructed are not active nests. the n ta does not prevent - knocking down nests that are empty are not a threat. so this speaks to the heart of the pier 80 as i'll describe. if i saw the article you may recall or you may recall from last spring as well that we celebrated having a pair of osprey show up at our according terminal and nest on top of one of the according cranes. we allowed the osprey to raise their chicks. the end of september 2012 the port removed the nests. we did after consulting with the san francisco group and also a communication with auto bond. after that there was wire placed on top of the crane to detour the bi
. as supervisor cohen pointed out, the budget is one of the most important laws that san francisco passes. it's a law of our source and how we spend it. and it's a plan that sets our priority. so it's important for us to hear from you what those priorities ought to be. i have here on my right, your left, a series of charts that show you a little bit more about san francisco's budget. overall the city's budget is about $7.4 billion annually. that includes all the funds we have to spend. all the city functions and the county functions and the airport and our police department and fire department and human services agency and our health department. you can see the next chart shows you where we get most of our money. so we spend a lot of time in san francisco talking about how to balance the budget. and we tend to focus that balancing conversation on what we call the general fund. those are the funds that the city has discretion over. in terms of making policy choices on what to spend money on and what to cut. where do we get our money? the biggest resource for san francisco and property taxes, i
. so, the next several item are all required by law. there is potentially dgo for 40 item, 40, 41 could be addressed, but we have them at this point. 42, there's no legal requirement for this. what was pointed out to us, though, is that each of the stations through the early intervention system, they measure or take stats on use of force, but they are -- they stay at the stations rather than a centralized database. >> no, they're sent downtown monthly, sent to the occ. >> okay. that would be an easy enough item to present information. >> it already happened. >> use of force stat? >> we get them monthly and we send them to the occ as policy. >> she's talking about -- reporting. >> we're talking about quarterly reports to the commission as a whole, chief. >> oh. >> so, it's in place. there's confusion where there's a frown by director hicks. would you like to weigh in here? >> director hicks. >> yes, commissioner kingly. the occ receives them, but this is a requirement for the police department to present a report to the commission. >> yes, yes. but you're saying it already -- the point y
that we are mandated to do by law that we have no choice about and just make sure that it's calendared and that we comply. the second aspect of this is to look at thing like the dgo requirements and the commission resolution requirements and see if we want to modify any of those requirements either by discontinuing them or changing the timing of the reports that these former resolutions call for. and then the third aspect of this is to try to incorporate some of the policy responsibilities and oversight responsibilities of the commission and see if we can't build that in systematically to our calendar so that we're not missing anything along the line. so, with that, commissioner turman, did you want to, before we open it up to comments and questions, want to -- >> the only comment that i will make is that i found this process very instructive because i am one of the newer commissioners coming on my second year. and it gave me a really good idea of some of the thing that we were supposed to do by charter, by administrative program, by our own creation and by department dgo as well. and
as required by law to any city agency. he has for years presented deceptive information to the public regarding tens of millions of dollars. the best i can figure right now it's somewhere between 50 and 60 million since 2000. and those funds were raised in the name of the citizens of san francisco. i have been dealing with mr. herrera and his constant effort to abrogate and censor public comment. he has been found on four occasion to have done so by the sunshine ordinance task force, both the prior task force and your replace task force. and i have no problem at all calling luis herrera city librarian a con artist. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> [speaker not understood] executive director of library users association. the library is planning a reduction in fines for so-called media, that is, cds and dvds, from $1 a day to 10 cents a day. and while that particular step is a step in the direction that we have advocated for a long time, the library overall has policies that are all over the map and in many cases are contrary to patron -- good patron service and patron interest
is also crucial to restoring some semblance of the law and order to the transportation services on the streets in san francisco. and i don't believe that you're being asked yet to decide exactly how their to go distributed but i want to commits on the s program it's a success program. i do note there's a suggestion to reduce the hours but i hope i won't break this successful program. and a (calling names) >> hi i guess i'm stuck in a time warp. some people missed the fact i said a lot of critical things about your people and i'd like to thank attorney morley and others for the battle against the illegal ride sharing services that they took to the c puc. i think the doctor did an excellent study, however, the part about the ride sharing services is very much lacking. someone said there's about 2 thousand of them on the street that's correct. if the cpr allows them to become legal the market for the taxis may totally tank. if you're going to put out 1 hundred and 20 cabs you'll cover it if the thing does tank. thank you very much >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. i'm from
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